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  • Summary: [WiiWare] BIT.TRIP CORE continues the BIT.TRIP saga in this retro-arcade-style game. BIT.TRIP CORE adds up to an exciting action/rhythm game that's best played while zoning out on the tunes and letting the visuals swallow you whole. The experience is inspired by games from the '80s, but with a modern twist. The game play is entirely new to the series, leaving the single-axis controls of BIT.TRIP BEAT behind in favor of the ability to control two axes. If the difficulty gets you down, grab a friend and play cooperatively with two-player multiplayer. Make it to the end and you'll have journeyed one step further to completing your BIT.TRIP. [Nintendo] Collapse
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  1. Positive: 19 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. A great Wii Ware title, and an excellent follow-up to Beat, and definitely more my cup of tea than the original.
  2. Core is compelling enough keep me playing it for a long time. Beat fans, music game fans, shmup fans, retro fans, fast-paced puzzle game fans, and anyone who's interested in playing a truly one-of-a-kind title should pick up Core post-haste.
  3. 85
    Bit.Trip.Core is a fun and challenging game, especially for only 600 Wii Points.
  4. One just wishes that the game went on for a bit longer, but for 600 Wii points it does a good job of delivering a solid amount of entertainment for what you might be able to find digging through your couch after you are done bobbing along to the mus
  5. Bit.Trip Core has simple gameplay, challenging difficulty and an endless fight for the biggest scores. Get ready to get addicted.
  6. It's not quite as enjoyable as its predecessor but still a quirky, fun game. [Nov 2009, p.102]
  7. If you like rhythm games and want a challenge, then by all means try it. If you're more the casual rhythm guy or gal, stick with the plastic instruments.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. KBud
    Jul 17, 2009
    10
    The first Bit.Trip was a grueling masterpiece. This installment turns up the difficulty one more notch while offering a completely new play control. Those frustrated by the motion control of the first game will like that the new one is controlled by the d-pad in all it's "waggle-free" glory. The atmospheric Bubblyfish opening music makes it almost seem more tense. My only complaint is that I can't get out of my mind that I would rather have played this title with the Classic Controller or the Gamecube Controller but neither were options. Overall an awesome title for only 600 wii points. Expand
  2. RichM
    Aug 5, 2009
    10
    Great inventive game. Fun game play and awesome music! Would recommend highly.
  3. ShawnL.
    Sep 9, 2009
    10
    Easily one of the best WiiWare games yet and as good as BEAT was, CORE is even better.
  4. Mar 17, 2011
    9
    I love this game, but it is SO hard! I consider myself a hardcore, oldschool, blah blah blah gamer, but this game just kicks my butt over and over. That said, it's fun, and worth playing, but be sure to have a tolerance for difficult games. Expand